Love Jihad: Is it all smoke without fire?

Love Jihad: Is it all smoke without fire?

“Love is divine. It has no barriers of religion, caste or creed. But under the pretext of love, there cannot be any forcible, compulsive or deceitful conversion. It destroys the divine and sublime love”                      Justice KT Sankaran in a Court Order on “Love Jihad” Sandhya Sharma (name changed) who […]

 

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